A little more than an hour — and the «Prisoner of the Caucasus» is read! At the same time, you figured out the meaning of 68 new words (and don’t say that you are well aware of what “snoring” is. When it comes to horses, this word has a completely different meaning) and learned the chronology of the Caucasian War. Do not trust? But all this was made possible thanks to anthologies a series «Classics on the shelves»!
«Classics on the shelves» — this is a completely new approach to the study of the school curriculum in literature, focused on modern children. Today, most of the vocabulary of teenagers consists of everyday terms and foreign borrowings. What can we say about classical texts that are full of archaisms, the meanings of which are sometimes not able to decipher even an adult.
Classical writers created more than a hundred years ago, and since then many words have fallen out of active use, become obsolete. We open for example the story of I.S. Turgenev «Mumu» (it is passed in the fifth grade of secondary school) and there we immediately find: «housekeepers», «servants», «twelve inches of growth», «serviceable draft man», «plow» , «Petrov’s Day», «crushingly acted with an oblique», «three-handed flail», «indefatigable». So many unfamiliar words in just the first two paragraphs!
Of course, some child will get into a dictionary or Wikipedia, but most will either read without thinking about the words, or put the book down, changing their mind about reading it at all. And it is unlikely that later one of these guys will return to the text, considering it boring and incomprehensible.
And here our help comes a series of readerswhich lays out all the incomprehensible moments «on the shelves»!
In each book, after the main text of the work, you can find an illustrated appendix. These are not boring footnotes at the bottom of the page that students often ignore. These are comments accompanied by drawings, photographs and diagrams. If desired, the child can first study the commentary, and then proceed to reading the book — as it is convenient for anyone! There are a lot of comments: in each book there are about 300! Having studied them, the child will significantly expand his horizons! In addition, learn to read thoughtfully and meaningfully.
A big plus: the commentary not only provides the lexical meaning of the word, but also attaches an image of the corresponding object, that is, the child simultaneously receives verbal and visual information, which means that he will remember what he read faster and better.
Modern design and stylish design bring the book closer to the child, and, therefore, make it more interesting. And the light weight, easy-to-read font, thoughtful layout and excellent print quality create excellent conditions for comfortable and useful reading!
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